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Stockmarketeye 5

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FoolishRix
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Stockmarketeye 5

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Postby FoolishRix » April 26th, 2019, 1:45 pm

Any Stockmarketeye users here?
Have you migrated to v5? If so, how does the new datafeed from MSN Money perform compared with the old Yahoo feed (which has been rubbish for me)?
....or are you all using Stockopedia?

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Re: Stockmarketeye 5

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Postby mrbrightside » April 26th, 2019, 3:12 pm

Historic charts work better in V5 for Vanguard and iShares ETF's using MSN. Haven't tried any other of my (mainly FTSE250) UK shares as they already work fine. Not sure if I'm going to commit to $50 p.a though.

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Re: Stockmarketeye 5

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Postby PitBullCH » May 2nd, 2019, 9:47 am

Not tried v5 yet - not sure I will at £50/pa but not sure what other options exist for Mac local clients (I prefer not to hand over such data to a website).

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Re: Stockmarketeye 5

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Postby formoverfunction » May 3rd, 2019, 7:44 am

I don't like paying for software like this after paying up for Investoscope only to find that stopped a year later.

Now I have a portfolio on London Stock Exchange (free) and have RNS delivered to a second email (free)

I also run JStock (free) on Virtual Box (free) on my laptop.

https://jstock.org/

https://www.virtualbox.org/

You can run JStock on a range of operating systems, but I've chosen to use it in a virtual enviroment as I'm migrating my oldish laptop to Linux to avoid replacing it for a while longer.

I back up the JStock file to the cloud using Pcloud (similar to DropBox) (free) and use an old Raspberry Pi and salvaged ssd to keep local versions.

I believe StockMarketeye is very similar to Investoscope was, less attractive GUI if I'm honest (I tried the trial version) ( https://www.stockmarketeye.com/blog/inv ... ternative/), but JStock and the LSE RNS to me is a better combination.

I like JStock on Linux as you can get to the csv files behind the reports ( ls -a in the relevant directories) and I can then manipulate them in excel if I want a report the system doesn't provide.

It's a job to migrate the files across/create the 2 portfolio's but once it's done, I find my complex portfolio is better served.

Hope that helps as an alternative.

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Re: Stockmarketeye 5

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Postby FoolishRix » June 3rd, 2019, 10:20 am

Thank you all very much for your responses. I tried JStock many years ago and found it clunky. However, it seems to have been re-written since then so will give it a go.

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Re: Stockmarketeye 5

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Postby mrbrightside » June 4th, 2019, 11:44 am

mrbrightside wrote:Historic charts work better in V5 for Vanguard and iShares ETF's using MSN. Haven't tried any other of my (mainly FTSE250) UK shares as they already work fine. Not sure if I'm going to commit to $50 p.a though.


SME is now on version 5.0.6 after a flurry of updates for the new version. I umm'ed and aah'ed and eventually decided that $50 (£40) a year was a worthwhile investment. Mainly because the developer is so responsive. Doesn't necessarily mean the software will be around in 5 years but still...

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Re: Stockmarketeye 5

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Postby Yoda » June 12th, 2019, 4:44 am

I have tried JStock not too long ago but also found it a bit clunky and lacking a lot of features but like the fact that it is free. I may give it ago again if it has improved.

In my research I found the following two programs. Does anyone have any experience with them?

https://www.stockportfolioorganizer.com

https://www.investmentaccountmanager.com/

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Re: Stockmarketeye 5

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Postby PitBullCH » February 11th, 2020, 3:12 pm

Any further commends on SME v5 - for anybody that upgraded, was it worth it, and if so, why ?

Any other new alternatives in the meantime ?

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Re: Stockmarketeye 5

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Postby FoolishRix » February 13th, 2020, 5:03 pm

I was an SME4 user for years.
I tried SME5 and had a few issues:

In SME4 I had quite a lot of stocks in several portfolios and watchlists. I originally entered them work to get data from the Google feed. When that stopped working I used Yahoo. Making the change was easy: export to csv, use a macro to change the symbol from "LON:BP" to " BP.L" then import back to SME which would pick up the new datafeed. This doesn’t seem to work in SME5. It meant it would take a long time for me to migrate my portfolios and watchlists from SME4 to SME5.

The developer told me
it's not possible to directly translate Yahoo symbols "BP.L" to MSN ticker symbols. Due to the way MSN works, we have to go through the symbol search first to get an internal identifier for the ticker symbol. The BP.LON that you see in our symbols search is just the ticker symbol, but it also has a (non-visible) identifier that we use with MSN to get quotes for the ticker symbol.


There were several other minor issues which reduced the usability of the application.
It's a shame but I uninstalled it and have continued using SME4 plus websites.


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